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Is my duck overweight? How much do you feed your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KaleIAm, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. KaleIAm

    KaleIAm Out Of The Brooder

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    She is laying every other day at the moment, and has a voracious appetite. I like to spoil and dote on my pets so I tend to overfeed, but I don't want to make her have weight related health problems so I'm checking in!

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  2. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is really hard to tell is a duck is overweight by a picture. They are so fluffy! How much does she weigh?
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks need alot of nutrition while laying and eat alot more during laying season. I'm sure your duck is fine, but the best way to assess body condition of a bird is by feeling their keel. There are many websites that describe how to do this. I haven't found one I like best to link people to, but this one's graphics seem pretty good in showing what the different body conditions will look/feel like:

    http://www.copdockmill.co.uk/PMFA/PSOM Bird Size-O-Meter Leaflet.pdf
     
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  4. KaleIAm

    KaleIAm Out Of The Brooder

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